Internazionale, as they are known in Italy have one of the best records in the Italian Serie A.  They were formed in 1908 and since this time the Inter Milan home shirt has been the iconic blue and black striped design, earning them the nickname Nerazzurri, meaning the black and blues.  Over the years Internazionale soccer club have notched up eighteen Serie A titles, seven Coppa Italia's and three UEFA Champions League titles amongst other honours. 

Since 1998 American sportswear giant Nike has been manufacturing the Inter Milan home kit, in 2008 the club signed a new ten year deal worth in excess of £80m that will keep Nike as manufacturer until at least 2018.  Since 1995 Pirelli, a tyre manufacturer has sponsored the club and their logo has featured prominently on the Inter Milan home shirt, they are also minority share holders and part owners of the club.

This seasons brand new Inter Milan home kit has recently been released by Nike in preparation for the start of the 2013/14 Serie A league, and is available to purchase in stores and online shop.  The Clubs traditional black and blue vertical stripes are darker than on past season jerseys giving a bold and striking look that will appear impressive on the pitch, and when worn by fans in the San Siro stadium on match day.  The darker colours are thought to represent and celebrate the clubs achievement of winning the cup winners cup fifty years ago.

The new Inter Milan home shirt features a stylish mandarin collar with concealed fastenings, in traditional Nike style this hints at the clubs locality and history, the area being one of the fashion capitals of the world.  Other fashion compliments on the Inter Milan home kit are a semi-circle insert on the back of the neck, and two side splits both with black inserts.

Inside the collar there is a red and white cross graphic, this is the local flag or coat of arms of the city of Milan, again showing how the look is inspired by the clubs history and culture. Both the Internazionale crest and Nike swoosh are fully embroidered ensuring a high quality finish, the Pirelli sponsor logo is contrastingly printed in white looking bold and significant on the front.

Nike are one of the leading suppliers of soccer kits for teams around the globe, the Inter Milan home kit uses the latest innovative technology designed by Nike to produce a superior, high performance piece of sports wear.  All Nike football strips are produced from recycled polyester, each set of top, shorts and socks are made from no more than thirteen recycled plastic bottles.  Weighing no more than 150g this years kit is 23% lighter that the previous seasons, it also boasts increased elasticity and incorporates Nike's unique Dri-fit technology.

The Serie A football season will start this Saturday, and the Inter Milan home kit will first be showcased in the league on Sunday, during their first game which is against Genoa, at the San Siro stadium.  The teams form was not at their best last season finishing only 9th in the league, this season they will be looking to improve and ideally qualify for European football next season.

What do you think of the new Inter Milan home shirt?

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